The information in this report is from the Solon Police.
Employees of the Illuminating Company discovered a hole cut into the fence around their facility on Solon Road and learned that thousands worth of copper wire had been stolen, according to Solon Police. A 38-year-old employee found the hole in the fence on Jan. 18 at about 12:45 p.m. Employees conducted an inventory on supplies and learned that 5 spools of copper wire were missing, according to the police report. That wire was valued at $5,673.85, according to the report. Employees said the wire had been there the previous day. This theft is similar to another one at the Earth Fare construction site in Solon Square, where expensive spools of copper wire were stolen earlier this month.
A representative of First Energy gave Solon City Council a report of how Solon's power grid handled Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy left residents across Northeast Ohio without power for days, including some in Solon. A representative of First Energy gave Solon City Council a report of how Solon's power grid handled Hurricane Sandy. Terry Killeen, an external affairs manager for the utility, said that the Illuminating Company was dealing with 344,000 customers without power and 7,000 downed wires across its service area. "Solon did not escape unscathed," he added. He said that 1,500 customers in Solon were without power during the height of the storm and that 90 percent of Solon customers had their power restured by 2 p.m. on Oct. 30. Still, there were 165 customers in Solon that remained without power until Friday, Nov. 2, Killeen said. The reason is …